ISO 55001 Asset Management certification
Take control of the entire lifecycle of assets and control costs
- Manage the lifecycle of assets more effectively
- Improve operational efficiency to get a higher return on your investments
- Puts you in control to reduce total cost of risk
- ISOQAR is one of the world’s largest UKAS accredited certification bodies
- Completely transparent, simplified approach with no hidden fees
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What is ISO 55001?
In many industry sectors, the way you manage, maintain and finance your assets can make or break the company. Assets include everything from physical property such as vehicles, hand tools and CNC machines to intangibles such as financial reserves, human capital and intellectual property.
ISO 55001 helps you manage the entire lifecycle of your assets to ensure they deliver maximum value to the business. As with all ISO standards, the management of risk is at the heart of the system, so that your organisation can be more confident about future performance.
There are certain industry sectors for which ISO 55001 is particularly appealing. For example, facilities management and property developers; oil and gas and utilities; construction; manufacturing; transport and distribution all stand to gain from ISO 55001. The system helps introduce greater compliance, more reliability, lower ownership and operating costs and increased transparency if things go wrong.
ISO 55001 helps you manage risk and maximise both day-to-day and long term operational and financial performance.
Fortunately, all these standards are based on the Annex SL structure which means the systems share common elements and integrate neatly. This means that the development and maintenance of your Asset Management System can be done very efficiently.
Why choose ISO 55001?
Improved risk management – Develop a planned preventive maintenance system based on international best practice to improve reliability of equipment.
Cost savings – Operational costs are reduced by extending the life of key assets, achieved through prioritising effective preventive maintenance over costly repairs.
Reduced downtime – Better asset management leads to fewer stoppages in operations with a direct positive impact on business performance.
Better supplier management – The system creates a framework for managing the performance of subcontractors and suppliers.
Improved safety – Better maintained equipment reduces the risk to the health and safety of workers.
Enhanced corporate image – ISO 55001 helps you comply with legal obligations and increases stakeholder confidence.
Better environmental performance – Extracting maximum efficiency and value from assets is consistent with environmental goals.
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Not all certificates are equal. You need to make sure your certificate is issued by a body that has been accredited by the government-recognised United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
A UKAS accredited certification body like ISOQAR undergoes regular rigorous inspections by UKAS to check we are operating to the highest standards.
This means that when you hold a certificate from a UKAS accredited body, you can be sure it’s more meaningful. Certificates that are issued by bodies which are not UKAS accredited are often not accepted.
UKAS accredited certificates are accepted across the world as evidence that you meet global standards of best practice.
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How to implement ISO 55001?
Once you decide to implement ISO 55001, the first step is to learn about its best practice recommendations and compare these to your existing processes. This will help you identify any gaps or weaknesses in your current quality management systems, and give practical advice on how to improve. There are two main options for this stage – you can attend a training course, or you can hire a consultant to guide you through the process.
The next step is to plan how to introduce the key principles of asset management System into your organisation. Update or renew your processes according to the guidelines set out in the ISO 55001 standard, then communicate the changes internally. If you need extra support during this stage, an ISO 55001 consultant will be able to advise you and provide you with a gap analysis pre-assessment to make sure you’re ready for certification.
Once you and your consultant are satisfied that your asset management processes align with the principles set out in ISO 55001, it’s time to book your certification. We will complete a full audit of your business processes. If they meet the requirements of ISO 55001, we will then issue you with ISO 55001 certification.